Councils join to form Conference Wiltshire

Three Wiltshire district councils have joined forces to set up a conference bureau for the county. Salisbury, North Wiltshire and Kennet District Councils have hired local event organising firm Positive Direction to operate the bureau. Conference Wiltshire will offer venue-finding services. It is expected to pull in between £20,000-£30,000 of business for the area in its first year. “We operate Conference Wiltshire on behalf of the councils and pool all their resources,” said Positive Direction managing director Simon Richards. “As we are an event organising company we can offer a complete package to buyers as well. Also, if an event enquiry comes in that Wiltshire can’t accommodate, then we will try and place it elsewhere in the UK and the bureau still gets a commission. This is something that standard conference bureaus won’t offer.” Positive Direction will rebrand in November as Convenus.

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